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A change in the federal rules for rendering dead cattle has the Minnesota Board of Animal Health encouraging beef and dairy producers to consider composting their mortalities. (Tribune photo/clipart.com)

Board of Animal Health encourages producers to try composting dead cattle

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WILLMAR -- With the federal Food and Drug Administration rule change on rendering of 30-month or older cattle set to change April 27, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health is encouraging beef and dairy producers to compost their mortalities.

"Don't be afraid to try it," said Carl Denkinger, district ag specialist for the Board of Animal Health. Denkinger was speaking Feb. 4 to a group of producers gathered in Kandiyohi County.

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